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This is the frame I'll use for my "Anything Goes" entry. I was given this '40? CWC Road Master frame , for free, while trick or treating! I've been chompin at the bit to do something with it!
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This is the mock up idea. 20" and 24" wheels from an OCC stingray, streach it out some, repurpose a triple tree fork, board track it a bit and squirt some paint on her. All with a Pittsburgh Steelers theme!
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I just realized the irony of the Cleveland Welding Company frame being built into a Pittsburgh Steelers themed bike! Any yinz Clowns fans want a little AFC North Winter Build Off side action!? Just kidding...finally feelin good after last night's win! Lol

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Man don't make me build a Chicago Bears bike...:bigboss:

Oh hey, nice frame brother.

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So I was mocking up the build a little bit more yesterday and had a question regarding the fat tire on the rear. The hub on this rim from flange to sprocket is about 7 inches if I had to guess. Just looking at the chain alignment using a standard American bottom bracket. It looks like it could be an issue. I'm thinking that pushing the chainring as far away from the sprocket is the key. Any advice?

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Thx kingfish, I'll check 'em out. I really want to stay true to the mock up version. I think it gave it a meaty pro street motorcycle look.

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You should still be able to achieve that if you put the OCC BB into the CWC BB the same way that Yoothgeye did on Sand Rover.

I don't think you can make a normal width BB work with a 4" rear hub without some offset. The chain line needs to be pretty straight to keep the chain from coming off.
 
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I took a look at that but all I have is the OCC rims and tires, no BB to salvage. I would get one but think it would look go big and out of place hangimg out there. I wanted to add gears because of the reach and the forward pedal design that the frame will have. I don't even know if this is possible but I was thinking of using an old Shimmano 333 3spd hub moded into a jack shaft. Maybe a trans brake also? Gears, brakes and alignment all in one.

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Good ideas! Looking forward to seeing them work.
I was given this '40? CWC Road Master frame , for free, while trick or treating!
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...And I always thought that the best houses gave out candy bars!:43: You must have had an awesome costume.:android:
 
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So today I put saw blade to metal and yelled out...DO WORK SON!! I started with the first hurdle which was spreading the rear stays to accept the 20"x4" rear tire.
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With the help of the spring compressor, some wood, a pipe bender and a mallet i got her in there in about 2 hours!
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Not perfect but within 4 mm. In figured that was as close as I was gonna get with a 1 shot deal!
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Next is to let her stretch her legs a little.
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So insted of burying myself in a frame stretch today I instead gathered and mocked up my 3 speed jack shaft.

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The idea is to add a spacer in between the hub flange and a new sprocket. And add a disk brake!

By flipping the wheel and making a "Lincoln Locker" out of the freewheel, the Shimano 333 3 speed hub jackshaft with a spacer should work out perfect.

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I have scoured the web and haven't seen a set up like this before. If anyone has heard of or done this before advice would be appreciated for ideas. But I think I have it under control.

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I would have just used a Beast crank set up when I relocate the BB up and forward, but thought it would look to big and not flow with the lines good.

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I'm trying to add a little wow factor with some functionality and a bit of steam punk styling!




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